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The Resource Alamance : the Holt family and industrialization in a North Carolina County, 1837-1900, Bess Beatty

Alamance : the Holt family and industrialization in a North Carolina County, 1837-1900, Bess Beatty

Label
Alamance : the Holt family and industrialization in a North Carolina County, 1837-1900
Title
Alamance
Title remainder
the Holt family and industrialization in a North Carolina County, 1837-1900
Statement of responsibility
Bess Beatty
Title variation
Holt family and industrialization in a North Carolina County, 1837-1900
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1837, Edwin M. Holt -- a thirty-year-old, fourth-generation North Carolinian -- established a small spinning mill on his family's land along the Haw River in rural Orange County. By his death in 1884, Holt's small spinning mill had come to dominate the textile industry in Alamance County -- which divided from Orange County in 1849 -- and gave the area an industrial legacy that would last for generations
  • Covering the Holt dynasty from the founding of the Alamance Factory in 1837 to the strike of 1900 that eventually shut down most of the family's mills, Alamance provides an excellent social history of southern industrial development. Bess Beatty intersperses chapters on the rise of the Holts with profiles on their workers to provide a thorough explanation of how industrialization affected sectional, familial, racial, and gender relations across class lines. Focusing on class formation and conflict, she rejects the long-held view that southern owners were paternalistic and that workers were docile and deferential, instead arguing that owners and workers had a contentious class-driven relationship, with both sides striving to maximize their economic success. Moreover, while Beatty shows that slavery, secession, war, defeat, and postbellum race relations influenced the development of southern industry, she maintains that industrialization in the South was not fundamentally different from that in other regions of the country
  • Alamance's story of southern industrial power makes an outstanding contribution to the history of southern communities and will fascinate those interested in the region, as well as students of social, business, and labor history
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beatty, Bess
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9880.H65
LC item number
B4 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holt, Edwin Michael
  • Holt family
  • Industrialists
  • Cotton textile industry
  • Cotton textile industry
  • Industrialization
Label
Alamance : the Holt family and industrialization in a North Carolina County, 1837-1900, Bess Beatty
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41118491
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 247 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780807123737
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99023181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables, portraits
Label
Alamance : the Holt family and industrialization in a North Carolina County, 1837-1900, Bess Beatty
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41118491
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 247 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780807123737
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99023181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables, portraits

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